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See the 12 final ideas from the SiX event and join the group to move one forward

If you missed the sold-out Social innovation eXchange (SiX) on civic design and placemaking, here's your chance to see all 12 ideas presented at the end of the event.

Each of 12 small groups met for an intense and lengthy idea-gathering led by the LUMA Institute and facilitators such as Lisa Schroeder of Riverlife, Don Carter of Remaking Cities Institute and Rob Stephany of URA. After coming up with ideas in various categories such as Gathering Places or Getting Around, each group chose one idea to focus on and flesh out, creating a concept poster that was later presented to all.

The folks at the Sprout Fund, who pledged at least $50,000 to SiX ideas this year, lost sleep Tuesday night as they evaluated each concept, declaring a winner in Step Up Pittsburgh (Group # 9) and another winning idea from the Gateways & Corridors working group to move forward with a call to action for anyone interested in helping (Groups # 11 and 12).

See all 12 concept posters here.

And now? You're invited to participate in the Gateways & Corridors Working Group, the next phase of the Social innovation eXchange (SiX) on civic design and placemaking.

Join The Sprout Fund, participants from SiX, and other interested community members to develop the criteria for awarding up to $10,000 to catalyze a grassroots project to enhance regional gateways, further define neighborhood corridors, and contribute to community vitality.

The Working Group will meet this Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 8:30 to 10am on the campus of Point Park University in Room 409 of Lawrence Hall at Wood Street & Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown Pittsburgh. There is no cost to participate. Coffee and light breakfast fare will be provided.

Register online and let us know that you're planning to attend!

Contact The Sprout Fund with any questions at 412-325-0646.

Photos by Matt Hannigan.

This SiX event was brought to you by The Pittsburgh Foundation in concert with Pop City and The Sprout Foundation and supported in part by the Buhl Foundation.
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